The University of Manchester
The School of Environment and Development (SED) of the University of Manchester combines the discipline areas of architecture, geography, planning and landscape and international development (IDPM - Institute for Development Policy and Management). It unites research into the social, economic and environmental dimensions of human activity.
SED is internationally recognized as an interdisciplinary centre of excellence for research and teaching for those seeking to understand, theorize and tackle the problems created by the uneven relationships between society, economy and environment.
The School is delighted with the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). All areas of research show significant growth and increased quality, with Development Studies (IDPM) ranked number one in this field based upon research power. The School entered 77 staff and the RAE assessed two thirds of their research activity to be at the level of international excellence, with 20% judged to be world leading.
SED is a School of substantial size and diversity, with over 100 academic and research staff and 1,300 students, of which 500 are postgraduates. Many students come from outside the UK, in particular from Africa, Asia and western Europe, but also reaching out to Latin America, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific.
The School was created in 2004 as part of the new University of Manchester, but the long history of its constituent units means it is already well positioned to set research agendas, nationally and globally, on issues that include global change, nature and society, and economic, political and social development.
This is an exciting time for all those involved in the School, with new opportunities for collaborative research and teaching, which has been further strengthened by moving into the new, purpose-built Arthur Lewis building in mid-2007.
SED offers over 25 postgraduate master's programmes in areas as diverse as architecture and the built environment; human geography; physical geography; environment and development; development economics and public policy; poverty reduction and social welfare; human resource management and development; development informatics; urbanism and design; environmental planning and management; urban regeneration and development; and landscape planning.
Master's students in SED have access to a wide range of funding opportunities, including School studentships, Commonwealth Scholarships, Chevening Scholarships, and Economic and Social Research Council/European Science Foundation (ESRC/ESF) studentships.
Doctoral programmes (PhD)
The School offers four doctoral programmes in architecture, geography, planning and landscape and international development. Research students in SED benefit from a dedicated research training programme as part of our commitment to a rigorous postgraduate education. Funding is available in the form of Overseas Research Scholarships and from a variety of external sources.
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